The Russian men’s team, with Sergei Karasev, Evgeniy Valiev and Vladislav Trushkin in the team, suffered an away defeat in the qualification match of the 2019 World Cup from the French team. The match was a tense struggle, and in his course the leadership passed from one team to another several times.
The outcome of the meeting was decided in overtime. For 3.2 seconds before it was completed, Russia conceded one point to the hosts and had possession. However, the team of Bazarevich did not realize the last attack and lost with a score of 74:75.
Sergey Karasev scored 16 points in this meeting.